Botsford, E M 1956-09-28

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E. M. Botsford tells of his long tenure with various "Wild West" shows, including those of Buffalo Bill and the 101 Ranch, and the many interesting people that he met during his active years.

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Interviewee Name: E. M. Botsford

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Date: September 28, 1956

Location: Littlefield, Texas

Interviewer: Sylvan Dunn

Length: 1 hour, 45 minutes


Tape 1: Mr. Botsford's experiences in the Teton, Mountains in Montana concerning Robert Ray Hamilton (7), Mr. Botsford's birthday, birthdate, and early life (35), Mr. Botsford comes to Texas (78), Buffalo Bill show discussed (129), Buffalo Bill mentioned (162), Botsford joins the show (259), Bronc riding discussed (290), Charlie Russell mentioned (355), 101 Ranch (444), Mr. Botsford discusses his personal equipment (500), Cattle drives (539), Indians attempt to steal cattle (585)

Tape 2: Botsford born June 22, 1869 (20), The Botsfords come to plains for Mrs. Botsford's health (30), Some history of the 101 Western Show (91), Chief White Eagle of the Ponca Indians mentioned (133), Sign language discussed (158), Ranch at Marlin discussed (188), Botsford camped with Calamity Jane (222), Background on Charlie Russell (298), Mr. Botsford tells of riding a run-away horse (374), Mr. Botsford discusses horses (389), Mr. Botsford tells of going into business (434), Colonel Mulhall mentioned (514), Major Burke mentioned (529), Buffalo Bill Ranch at North Platt, Nebraska, mentioned (647), Mr. Botsford rescues two children on a run-away horse (710)

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